USS Strike picket lines

Show your support for the USS strike action at the picket lines:


Thursday 22 February

Friday 23 February


Monday 26 February

Tuesday 27 February

Wednesday 28 February


Monday 5 March

Tuesday 6 March

Wednesday 7 March

Thursday 8 March


Monday 12 March

Tuesday 13 March

Wednesday 14 March

Thursday 15 March

Friday 16 March


Durham University

Picket locations

  • Science Site
  • Elvet Riverside
  • Department of History
  • Ushaw College
  • Stockton Road, close to the junction with South Road, near The Palentine Centre

Picket times for the above locations

22nd &  26th February = 7am – 10am

23rd & 27th February = 8am – 10am

28th February = 11am – 1pm

5th March = 8.30am – 11.15am

6th & 7th  March = 8.30am – 10.15am

8th March = 9.30am – 12.30pm


Additional pickets

Tuesday 27th February = picket the meeting of University Senate in the Lindisfarne Centre at St Aidan’s College from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. Meet on Mill Hill Lane at the point where the university car park is on the left and the road leading up to St Aidan’s is on the right.

UPDATE: The scheduled picket on the evening of 28th February has been cancelled as the Vice-Chancellor is no longer giving a public lecture in the Castle Great Hall due to the snow

Tuesday 6th March = 8.30 am – 10.15am Durham Business School (turn off Mill Hill Lane to entrance) and School of Education (Entrance on Leazes Road, A690)

Tuesday 6th March = 11.15am – 12.45pm Picket of ‘Town Hall Meeting with the VC’  – entrance to Law School

Wednesday 7th March = 12.30pm – 3.30pm  Maiden Castle  Sports Centre A177


Picket line supervisor: Francis Pritchard


Newcastle University

8am – 11am

  • bottom of Kings Walk next to Kings Gate building
  • entrance across from Haymarket next to INTO Building
  • Claremont Road end of Kings Road
  • St. Thomas’s Street end of Kings Road
  • Framlington Place for Medical School
  • Lovers Lane for Medical School
  • end of Lovers Lane on Queen Victoria Road
  • Kensington Terrace at Park Terrace end
  • in front of Robinson Library
  • Urban Sciences Building on Wellington Street
  • Business School on Barrack Road

Main picket line supervisor: Bruce Baker

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